Saturday, 22 February 2020

Nightbus 106 Changes

East Yorkshire are amending Saturday nightbus 106 from 29th February. The first three journeys at 2330, 0030 and 0130 from Hull Old Town to Cottingham via the University remain unaltered. However the 0225 from Spiders Nightclub on Cleveland Street to Cottingham via the City Centre is replaced by two journeys from Spiders to Hull University only, at 0215 and 0245. The 0215 will operate year round but the 0245 only during University Term Times. These two 'shorts' have no timing points between the George Street/Charlotte Street stop (on the edge of Hull City Centre) and the Beverley Road/Trafalgar Street stop so would appear to operate via Freetown Way, omitting most of the City Centre.

East Yorkshire's announcement states 'Our Late Night Service 106 is proving so popular that we're adding an extra journey', and for travel during university term times between Spiders, The Welly Club and Hull University that is true. The change does represent a cut though for anyone travelling from the majority of Hull City Centre and/or to Cottingham, whose last service will be an hour earlier. To have a nightbus at all though is a rarity these days sadly, and it should be noted The Lawns student accommodation in Cottingham closed last year, so a reduction in Cottingham demand would not be surprising.  

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